Murder in the First (2014–2016)
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English and Mulligan investigate the murder of a junkie, who turns out to be the biological father of a Silicon Valley magnate.


Thomas Schlamme


Steven Bochco (created by), Eric Lodal (created by) | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Taye Diggs ... Terry English
Kathleen Robertson ... Hildy Mulligan
Richard Schiff ... David Hertzberg
Ian Anthony Dale ... Jim Koto
Raphael Sbarge ... David Molk
Lombardo Boyar ... Edgar Navarro
Bess Rous ... Ivana West
Mimi Kirkland ... Louise Mulligan
Tom Felton ... Erich Blunt
Steven Weber ... Bill Wilkerson
Charles Baker ... Chris Walton
Geoffrey Blake ... Howey
Anne Gee Byrd ... Betty Harbach
Sam Daly ... Stan Shaw
Brianne Davis ... Cindy Strauss


In San Francisco, police Inspectors Hildy Mulligan and Terry English investigate the murder of 50 year-old Kevin Neyers who is found in the cheap hotel where he lived, shot in the head. Two young boys say they saw a junkie there with a bird tattoo on his neck. The police also find a threatening email addressed to high tech entrepreneur Erich Blunt, CEO of Applsn, demanding $50,000 or Neyers will "go public". Blunt denies ever having seen the email or knowing Neyers. The police however contact the parents of Neyers' old girlfriend, who died of a drug overdose some 22 years ago, and learn there is definitely a connection between Neyers and Blunt. Meanwhile, Blunt is dealing with a major lawsuit that accuses him of stealing someone's computer code. Both Hildy and Terry have complicated lives. Hildy is a divorced mom raising her daughter Louise. Terry's wife Emily has stage 4 pancreatic cancer and he is having trouble letting her go. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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9 June 2014 (USA) See more »

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David Hertzberg: Sorry? What is this?
Hildy Mulligan: Hi.
Erich Blunt: Inspectors Mulligan and English, S.F.P.D.
Jimmy Salter: They got a couple of questions.
David Hertzberg: OK. Well, I'm sorry, we are running a bit late. I'm his attorney. Here's my number. Call me in my office, we'll set up a meeting.
Terry English: OK, well, this only will be a few moments. Or you can come down to 850 Bryant Street, if you prefer.
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Great beginnings
10 June 2014 | by ImmyrSee all my reviews

I always loved Hill Street Blues and knowing Bochco in commands of this one, I was curious and after seeing it, not disappointed.

No murder case solved (and then some) after 40 minutes, taking time developing the characters, putting in place the delicate interactions...

Many interesting second-line roles there waiting to hatch.

Hope to see many many more episodes of this one. It could easily become with Justified and Longmire one of my favorites (True Detective is very good but it contains a little too much "implied fantasy" for a crime TV show).

Just loved it.

(9 out of 10 without hesitation)

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